Windows 10 emergency update is rolling out to fix BSOD crashes

Windows 10 Blue Screen

As we’ve reported previously, Windows 10 PCs have reportedly
been seriously disrupted by Microsoft’s round of January and
February patching. This time, Microsoft has acknowledged the
reports and already started rolling out an ’emergency’ update
to address the bug.

The last two updates for the operating system are causing
issues for a “small number of devices”, Microsoft has confirmed. In a
knowledgebase support article quietly published on Thursday,
Microsoft observes that Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) – and other
Wi-Fi errors – are caused by an update released in January and
February.

Microsoft is now rolling out an out-of-band ’emergency’ update
designed to remedy a flaw affecting those using
KB4598298 or
KB4601315.

The emergency update is ‘KB5001028’ and it doesn’t come with
any other changes. This patch is rolling out to affected users
only and it consists of one fix geared towards addressing Blue
Screen of Death error ‘nwifi.sys’, which is experienced when
users connect to WPA3 Wi-Fi networks.

The Redmond firm noted that the Blue Screen of Death is also
experienced when the device is waking from sleep or
hibernation.

How to get Windows 10 KB5001028

To get the emergency patch, Microsoft says you need to click on
‘Check for updates’ button and you’ll receive the update if
your device is affected.

Thankfully, this problem is exclusive to a “small number of
devices” and WPA3 environments only, which means most users are
unaffected. In addition to consumers, affected business
customers also must install the latest out-of-band update via
the Microsoft Update Catalog or Windows Update.

In addition to the emergency update,
Microsoft has also started deploying a new update process
to merge SSU and monthly cumulative updates into ‘one single
design package’.

This change is expected to improve the reliability of Windows
Update during the monthly updates cycle.

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